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The Garden Boutique Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Discover San José!
This is one of those magic places that you never want to leave, it just feels so familiar, such great vibes!
Guests arrive as strangers and leave as friends!
Hosting travelers from around the world is our passion.
We are an independent, locally owned and operated business, and we take great pride in making your stay in San Jose one you will long remember.

Located in the east of San Jose, in a very quiet and safe area.
Next to Barrio Escalante, a neighborhood full of restaurants and coffee shops. Also close to places of interest like the University Of Costa Rica, Antigua Aduana and Museo Calderón Guardia. In addition, the city center of the city is around 25-30 minutes walking or you can get the public transport from some of the many stops near to our facilities to reach the center of the city.

The hostel is designed in a warm and rustic style , and our rooms are well appointed with your comfort in mind. We offer -quality pillow-top mattresses, complemented with crisp white cotton sheeting.
Cleanliness and comfort of the rooms are our priorities.
We have 5 rooms and can fit up to 24 people, the atmosphere is very relaxed and chill.

The Garden CR Policies and Conditions:

Check in from 14:00.
Check out before 11:00.

Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival.

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit card, or paypal.
This property may pre-authorize your card before arrival.


Frontdesk hours: From 7am to 10pm
Late Check-In Policy: From 22:00pm to 7:00am have an extra cost of $5

No curfew. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 May 2019
    I loved my stay at the Garden!! The staff was extremely helpful and kind, the facilities were clean, and the location is amazing! I will definitely be staying here again.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Apr 2019
    I felt at home at the Garden, really well taking care of and my home away from home in San Jose.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    12 Mar 2019
    The Garden hostel was our favourite stay out of 6 hostels in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The staff became friends and it has such a lovely atmosphere. Would highly recommend.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Feb 2019
    Clean, kind, centrally located, secure, and comfortable beds. Happy to have had an easy place to sleep before heading to my air bnb with friends.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Jan 2019
    The Garden is a quaint and relaxing little gem of a hostel. It seems to be a converted house, and still maintains the personal feel of a home. The dorm bed was super comfy. It's a perfect place to relax and get acquainted with one of the nicer parts of san jose. The staff is friendly and intelligent people and great conversationalists. I enjoyed the living room and watching Netflix at night and the lovely breakfast of fresh fruit and pancakes. Also playing ping pong was fun. Will be back!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    14 Feb 2019
    Nice quite retreat but still centrally located in the heart of everything amazing in San Jose; tons of restaurants of different cuisine and nightlife of bars and discos all within walking reach! The hostel is smaller so it feels very private even if you're sharing a room with 8 people, beautiful outdoor space to relax and unwind after a day in the city. Charm is the keyword for what this hostels got.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    27 May 2019
    I feel so lucky to have landed at The Garden hostel! It’s in a gorgeous converted home in the best possible neighborhood in San Jose – quiet, safe, with loads of great restaurants and bars just a few blocks away. The private rooms are really nice. Staff were friendly and helpful, especially Simona. I’d definitely stay again.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    20 Apr 2019
    Excellent hostel with a pretty garden, big kitchen, good breakfast, strong Wi-Fi and hot showers. Dorms spacious and beds comfy. It's a little out from the centre of San Jose, but in a peaceful, safe area with loads of restaurants nearby. It's also very easy to get an Uber in the city. We liked it so much we've booked again for our next stop in San Jose.
    Scotland, All Male Group, 41+
  • 9.1


    22 Jul 2019
    A warm, friendly, helpful staff. Super clean everywhere and comfortable beds. I wish there were screens on the windows. And hot water in the kitchen sink, but otherwise, this was a perfect spot for two nights in San Jose. I would definitely go back.
    USA, All Female Group, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    16 Aug 2019
    Really nice, clean, safe, modern hostel - but very expensive compared to other hostels in SJ and around CR! VERY safe mechanism for entering the property so if this concerns you then this place is for you! Nice staff but unfortunately the only person working had just moved to the country so wasn't able to offer local advice which was a shame. Hammocks and beer available but unfortunately it was very quiet when I was there (low season) so no socialising. Really nice shower area and common areas.
    England, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi